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Awards & Recognition


June 6, 2013

New Life for Youth Honored as 2013 Governor's Award Recipient for Volunteerism and Community Service

“I am pleased to be given the opportunity to congratulate the efforts of New Life for Youth. For the past thirty one years, this organization has provided hope and opportunity to individuals who previously had none in their lives. I have witnessed first- hand the positive effects of New Life For Youth’s efforts. The young people who enter this program with feelings of hopelessness and despair emerge as positive and contributing members of society. Pastor Victor Torres’ program equips these young men and women with the tools and virtues they need to succeed in life.”

Former Senator George Allen




“They have helped restore and rehabilitate hundreds of young people with serious life-controlling problems, especially drug and alcohol abuse. Whenever anyone in the Virginia area where I live asks where they can refer a loved one or youth for rehabilitation, I immediately suggest they contact New Life For Youth.”

Don Wilkerson
Executive Director
Teen Challenge International, Inc.




“On behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia, I commend the New Life For Youth organization for providing hope for young men and women facing the challenges of addiction. I applaud and welcome efforts of organizations such as New Life For Youth that help our nation’s communities provide needed treatment and services to our citizens. New Life’s programs of outreach and support have improved the lives of individuals throughout our great Commonwealth and nation.”

Senator Mark R. Warner




“Thank you for your continued partnership in providing educational services for the students at New Life (For Youth). The regional Adult Education Program has enjoyed providing GED preparation classes and tutoring in basic educational skills for New Life students.”

Joyce Hamilton
Program Director
Spotsylvania Vocational Training




“Since 1971, New Life For Youth has instructed and educated countless individuals who have turned to them for help in an environment of love, acceptance, and forgiveness; they provide a helping hand to their students in a disciplined home setting and lead them towards a brighter tomorrow for themselves and their communities.”

Fernando Ferrer
President of the Borough
Bronx, NY




A letter from Joel Osteen

“I would like to offer my congratulations to Pastors Victor and Carmen Torres. New Life For Youth is celebrating 40 years of reaching out to drug addicts and gang members. This is what the Gospel is all about. Our family here at Lakewood salutes you. I would like to personally thank New Life For Youth for your many years of service and your hearts of compassion towards those in need. We support you and Salute you.”

Joel Osteen
Senior Pastor
Lakewood Church

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